Tiny Houses

This tiny house has an active volcano for a neighbor

This tiny house has an active ...
Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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Phoenix House has a total floorspace of 450 sq ft (41 sq m)
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Phoenix House has a total floorspace of 450 sq ft (41 sq m)
Phoenix House's sole bedroom includes a double bed
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Phoenix House's sole bedroom includes a double bed
Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer
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Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer
The non-towable tiny house was designed by ArtisTree
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The non-towable tiny house was designed by ArtisTree
Phoenix House is clad in Sho Sugi Ban-treated wood, the Japanese method of preserving wood by charring it
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Phoenix House is clad in Sho Sugi Ban-treated wood, the Japanese method of preserving wood by charring it
Phoenix House's door
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Phoenix House's door
Phoenix House's kitchenette includes plenty of shelving 
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Phoenix House's kitchenette includes plenty of shelving 
Phoenix House's bathroom
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Phoenix House's bathroom
Phoenix House's bathroom includes toilet, shower, and sink
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Phoenix House's bathroom includes toilet, shower, and sink
Phoenix House photographed at night 
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Phoenix House photographed at night 
Phoenix House is raised off the ground on small stilts
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Phoenix House is raised off the ground on small stilts
Phoenix House's kitchenette
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Phoenix House's kitchenette
Access to Phoenix House's bedroom is gained via wooden ladder
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Access to Phoenix House's bedroom is gained via wooden ladder
Inside Phoenix House's main living area
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Inside Phoenix House's main living area
View out of the window from Phoenix House's kitchenette
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View out of the window from Phoenix House's kitchenette
Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near to the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near to the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
Phoenix House's living room includes a small desk area
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Phoenix House's living room includes a small desk area
Phoenix House's bedroom
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Phoenix House's bedroom
Phoenix House's living room includes a couch
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Phoenix House's living room includes a couch
Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near to the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
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Phoenix House is located in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaiʻi, near to the base of the huge Mauna Loa volcano
View towards Phoenix House's kitchenette and bathroom
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View towards Phoenix House's kitchenette and bathroom
Phoenix House's small kitchenette
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Phoenix House's small kitchenette
Detail shot in Phoenix House's bathroom
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Detail shot in Phoenix House's bathroom
View towards Phoenix House's living room
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View towards Phoenix House's living room
Hawaiʻi's Phoenix House operates off-the-grid and boasts fantastic views of an active volcano
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Hawaiʻi's Phoenix House operates off-the-grid and boasts fantastic views of an active volcano
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We've seen our our fair-share of notable tiny houses, but putting one near an active volcano is definitely a first. Located in Hawaii, the recently-completed Phoenix House sleeps two people and runs off-the-grid with a solar power setup. If the thought of hot lava and ash doesn't scare you off, it's currently available for rent as a vacation home.

Phoenix House is situated on a lava field in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaii, near to the base of the Mauna Loa volcano. It's worth noting that there are other homes in the general area, so it's not like living there is unheard of. That said the dwelling is quite close to actual red hot flowing lava and recommended local sightseeing spots include a 100 ft (30 m)-high lava waterfall (lavafall?) dramatically crashing into the sea.

The non-towable tiny house was designed by ArtisTree's Will Beilharz following a visit to the Big Island in 2016 and is raised off the ground on small stilts. It's clad in Sho Sugi Ban-treated wood, the Japanese method of preserving wood – fittingly – by charring it, and recycled corrugated iron. The home sports generous glazing to make the most of the amazing view.

Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer
Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer

Inside, the dwelling has a total floorspace of 450 sq ft (41 sq m) and looks pretty spacious and comfortable. The interior includes a relatively large living room with sofa and a small desk area, with a kitchenette and bathroom lie nearby. The kitchenette is equipped with fridge, propane stove and utensils, while the bathroom includes shower, sink, and toilet (we'd guess it's a composting unit since the house runs off-the-grid).

A wooden ladder provides access to the sole loft bedroom which is a typical low-ceilinged tiny house type and includes a queen-size double bed.

The home comes equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and electricity is produced by a roof-based solar power setup. Rainwater is also collected and hot water is produced by an on-demand propane water heater.

If you'd like to spend a night or two in the Phoenix House, check out its Airbnb page.

Source: ArtisTree

We've seen our our fair-share of notable tiny houses, but putting one near an active volcano is definitely a first. Located in Hawaii, the recently-completed Phoenix House sleeps two people and runs off-the-grid with a solar power setup. If the thought of hot lava and ash doesn't scare you off, it's currently available for rent as a vacation home.

Phoenix House is situated on a lava field in Kalapana, on the Island of Hawaii, near to the base of the Mauna Loa volcano. It's worth noting that there are other homes in the general area, so it's not like living there is unheard of. That said the dwelling is quite close to actual red hot flowing lava and recommended local sightseeing spots include a 100 ft (30 m)-high lava waterfall (lavafall?) dramatically crashing into the sea.

The non-towable tiny house was designed by ArtisTree's Will Beilharz following a visit to the Big Island in 2016 and is raised off the ground on small stilts. It's clad in Sho Sugi Ban-treated wood, the Japanese method of preserving wood – fittingly – by charring it, and recycled corrugated iron. The home sports generous glazing to make the most of the amazing view.

Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer
Phoenix House boasts plenty of glazing to make the most of the views on offer

Inside, the dwelling has a total floorspace of 450 sq ft (41 sq m) and looks pretty spacious and comfortable. The interior includes a relatively large living room with sofa and a small desk area, with a kitchenette and bathroom lie nearby. The kitchenette is equipped with fridge, propane stove and utensils, while the bathroom includes shower, sink, and toilet (we'd guess it's a composting unit since the house runs off-the-grid).

A wooden ladder provides access to the sole loft bedroom which is a typical low-ceilinged tiny house type and includes a queen-size double bed.

The home comes equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and electricity is produced by a roof-based solar power setup. Rainwater is also collected and hot water is produced by an on-demand propane water heater.

If you'd like to spend a night or two in the Phoenix House, check out its Airbnb page.

Source: ArtisTree

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2 comments
Buellrider
Finally a tiny house where you can stand next to the bed. Most of these tiny houses are built as if transporting them under a bridge on the interstate is a main concern. If that is the case then just buy a camping trailer. Why you should have to have an upstairs loft with no headroom is not my idea of comfort. Who wants to always be knocking themselves out in the middle of the night. This is the best looking insides to a tiny house that I have seen. Actually, Clayton Homes has a couple of tiny houses that ought to be featured here on Atlas.
Brian M
Might have thought they would have tapped into the local thermal energy!